Privacy Policy

Thought Mechanics®

This privacy policy describes how www.thoughtmechanics.org uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through www.thoughtmechanics.org, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, www.thoughtmechanics.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. www.thoughtmechanics.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how www.thoughtmechanics.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, www.thoughtmechanics.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

www.thoughtmechanics.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. www.thoughtmechanics.org does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to www.thoughtmechanics.org.org choose to interact with www.thoughtmechanics.org in ways that require www.thoughtmechanics.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that www.thoughtmechanics.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

In each case, www.thoughtmechanics.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with www.thoughtmechanics.org. Www.thoughtmechanics.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like purchasing a course that we provide.

All of the information that is collected on www.thoughtmechanics.org will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Www.thoughtmechanics.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on www.thoughtmechanics.org’s behalf or to provide services available through www.thoughtmechanics.org, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using www.thoughtmechanics.org, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Www.thoughtmechanics.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, www.thoughtmechanics.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when www.thoughtmechanics.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of www.thoughtmechanics.org, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a www.thoughtmechanics.org website and have supplied your email address, www.thoughtmechanics.org may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with www.thoughtmechanics.org and our products.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. www.thoughtmechanics.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of personal information

We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or purchase anything off of the website.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Legal grounds for processing personal information

We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

  • our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
  • explicit consent that you have given;
  • legal obligations.

Access to data

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this policy.

Retention of personal information

We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to, for the success of the www.thoughtmechanics.org and its continued growth. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.

www.thoughtmechanics.org will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives of www.thoughtmechanics.org.

When deletion is requested or otherwise required, we will anonymize the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records of the www.thoughtmechanics.org

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.

Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under our control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party. For example, we use WordPress to power our online store–you can read more about how Worpress uses your Personal Information here:  https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This privacy policy only applies to the website (www.thoughtmechanics.org) listed at the beginning of this document.

Aggregated Statistics

www.thoughtmechanics.org collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, www.thoughtmechanics.org collects information on how many times a particular course was purchased or the different payment information that gets input on our system. However, www.thoughtmechanics.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers and PayPal account information) email address, and phone number.

Cookies

Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, www.thoughtmechanics.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at www.thoughtmechanics.org’s sole discretion. www.thoughtmechanics.org encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by emailing [email protected].